October 9, 2017
by Cassiefairy

5 Tips for choosing the right sewing machine for beginners

Last century, sewing was a skill that many people wanted to master. Sewing meant freedom of choice and the ability to be able to create your own textiles such as clothing, curtains, bedding, and other items for the home. Sewing … Continue reading

May 24, 2017
by Cassiefairy
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5 tips to help you start sewing with a machine

Whether you’ve never sewn a stitch in your life or can vaguely remember how to sew from your schooldays, you can be reassured by the fact that sewing is a pretty straightforward task. It’s repetitive, precise and anyone can have a go … Continue reading

June 5, 2013
by Cassiefairy

Inspiration Challenge ~ May’s update & new inspiration for June

It’s the start of another month (lets hope it’ll continue to be a delightfully sunny one!), and here is this month’s update the on Inspiration Challenge from its new home at Cassiefairy HQ. Last month I took over the Inspiration Challenge from the … Continue reading

June 1, 2013
by Cassiefairy

DIY adding pretty vintage collars to your clothing

I’m a big fan of ladylike fashion and, in particular, collars on clothing. I love a peter-pan collar on a dress and I’ve recently been scouring my local charity shops to find tops and blouses with collar trims. I recently … Continue reading

May 12, 2013
by Cassiefairy

Don’t forget this Month’s inspiration challenge – vintage sewing machines

There’s still plenty of time to get crafting and take part in this month’s Inspiration Challenge – the theme for May is Vintage Sewing Machines. This theme is based on my recent experience of my trusty old Jones sewing machine finally conking out after decades of … Continue reading

November 21, 2012
by Cassiefairy

Craft Project – Creating new cushions & artwork for my retro living room

I was lucky enough to find this set of vintage RSPB placemats and coasters in almost brand-new condition at the Shakespeare Hospice Furniture Shop in Stratford Upon Avon and although I loved the autumnal bird design straight away, I wasn’t sure what I would … Continue reading

March 5, 2012
by Cassiefairy

My lovely sewing machine is in need of some TLC – can you help?

I love my old Seamstress Sew-Tric sewing machine; it’s the prettiest sewing machine I’ve ever seen, it has beautiful ornate panels and it looks like an ancient hand-powered machine but it is in fact electric-powered – all the style but none of the effort! … Continue reading

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